WINE & MOVIES

Experience movies and wine like never before. Carefully curated wines presented with expert tasting notes and paired with movie viewing suggestions from your friends at TCM. TCM Wine Club is the perfect complement to your favorite film.

With our movie and wine parings, our intention is to choose wines diverse in their flavors with very good quality and value, but specifically, to think about those wines, who made them, where they are from and to draw together a movie connection - suggesting the kind of film you might want to watch when you're drinking that bottle.

Justin Howard-Sneyd Master of Wine, Curator of the TCM Wine Club.

MOVIE & WINE CALENDAR

MOVIE TIME

MOVIE PAIRING & TASTING NOTES - CURRENT MEMBERS-ONLY CASE

Wednesday

Feb 15

11:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: You Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
DATE: Wednesday, February 15 @ 11:30 PM (ET)

True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.

WINE: Buena Vista ‘Stone Caves’
Chardonnay 2013
Region: Sonoma County, California

Doris Day and James Cagney star in the true story of torch singer Ruth Etting and the tough gangster who fostered her career. This musical performance that matches beautifully with a delightful California Chardonnay. Read more >

WINE: Café Zoetrope Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Region: California
Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope in San Francisco is the inspiration for this rich Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coppola Winery. A glass or two makes a great partner-in-crime to his 1974 film The Conversation, a tale of murder and mystery shot in the city by the bay and featuring a deeply compelling performance by star Gene Hackman. Read more >
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Wednesday

Feb 15

11:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: You Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
DATE: Wednesday, February 15 @ 11:30 PM (ET)

True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.

WINE: Raymond Prodigal Collection Chardonnay 2012
Region: North Coast, California

Doris Day and James Cagney star in the true story of torch singer Ruth Etting and the tough gangster who fostered her career. This musical performance that matches beautifully with a delightful California Chardonnay. Read more >

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Feb 19

12:00 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
DATE: PLAYING ON WATCHTCM UNTIL: 2017-Feb-19 12:00 AM

Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City. 106 mins.

WINE: Las Minas del Sil Godello Palomino 2013
Region: Valdeorras DO, Spain
Because Godello is a grape of “great class” that makes a bright wine with zingy mineral and citrus notes, pair it with Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning comedy of manners. Read more >

Wednesday

Feb 22

10:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: A Room with a View (1986)
DATE: Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:15 PM (ET)
An Englishwoman visiting Florence is torn between her straitlaced fiance and a young Bohemian. Romance | 116 mins.

WINE: Hèdonè 2014
Region: Umbria Bianco IGT
Set in Florence as well as England, much of the film was shot just down the road from the Umbrian vineyards where this delicious white blend was produced. Watch with someone special, and fall in love again with Italy and this refreshing wine with notes of fresh flowers and tropical fruit. Read more >

Thursday

Feb 23

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
DATE: Thursday, February 23 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Sunday, March 12 @ 04:00 PM (ET)
Thursday, April 13 @ 04:00 PM (ET)

When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it''s time to go courting for themselves. Musical | 102 mins.

WINE: Gómez Cruzado Blanco 2014
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain

Taste this rich white – it boasts 90 points from The Wine Advocate, who called it “elegant and balanced, terribly tasty and easy to drink.” MGM’s perfectly rendered musical set in the mountains of Oregon is as lovely and
well balanced as this elegant and toasty Rioja white. Read more >

WINE: Cinéaste 2015
Region: Vin de France
Like this unique white blend, Jean-Luc Godard’s first film was both a rule-breaker and a paean to classic Hollywood. With a violent jolt – and an air of youthful joie de vivre – it not only kicked off a national film movement but also influenced the entire filmmaking world with its boldness of vision. Enjoy a glass of this aromatic white and be captivated by the young filmmakers of the French New Wave all over again. Read more >

Monday

Feb 27

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: To Be or Not to Be (1942)
DATE: Monday, February 27 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Saturday, April 1 @ 12:45 AM (ET)

A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis. Comedy | Black and White | 99 mins.

WINE: Sage Road Viognier 2014
Region: Santa Barbara County, California

Pour a glass of this opulent California Viognier and enjoy the story of a theatrical couple in (Jack Benny and Carole Lombard) who support the Warsaw resistance through Shakespeare and backstage antics. Read more >

Friday

Mar 3

6:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: A Woman of Affairs (1928)
DATE: Friday, March 3 @ 06:15 PM (ET)

Prejudice keeps a free spirit from the man she loves, triggering a series of tragedies. Silent,Romance | Black and White | 90 mins.

WINE: Casona Cordillera Merlot 2014
Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile
A smooth and well-balanced Merlot is the perfect partner to this romantic melodrama with real-life lovers Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.Read more >

Friday

Mar 3

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Woman of the Year (1942)
DATE: Friday, March 3 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Tuesday, April 11 @ 01:45 AM (ET)

Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter. Comedy | Black and White | 114 mins.

WINE: Antura Grillo 2014
Region: Terre Siciliane IGT, Italy
Katharine Hepburn teamed up with Spencer Tracy, she plays a political columnist whose marriage to a sports reporter is put under strain by their competing careers. It’s a brilliant performance to match an exceptional wine. Read more >

Sunday

Mar 12

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Carmen Jones (1954)
DATE: Sunday, March 12 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man. Musical | 104 mins.

WINE: Château du Pagos de Tahola 2012
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain
Pour a glass and watch Oscar-nominated Dorothy Dandridge in the title role of Carmen Jones. Matching the character of this delicious Tempranillo, a thick-skinned grape that ripens early in the season, Dandridge’s performance made her an overnight sensation with critics and the public. Read more >

WINE: Alfred Hitchcock Presents Zinfandel 2015
Region: Lodi, California
One of Hitchcock’s most famous plot devices is the ‘wrong man’: an innocent bystander who is suddenly pulled into a dangerous situation from which he struggles to escape. In the case of The Man Who Knew Too Much, Hitch does it twice – first with a villain played by Peter Lorre, and later with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day in the lead roles. Each is required viewing for the true Hitchcock fan and a thrilling partner to this captivating Zinfandel. Read more >

Wednesday

Mar 15

6:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Rome Adventure (1962)
DATE: Wednesday, March 15 @ 06:15 PM (ET)

An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit. Crime | Black and White | 91 mins.

WINE: Château du Prieur 2015
Region: Bordeaux AOC, France
Pour a glass and watch this compelling film noir from producer Howard Hughes and director Otto Preminger, featuring one of Jean Simmons’ strongest and most unexpected performances as the femme fatale.Read more >

Sunday

Mar 19

4:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: All That Heaven Allows (1955)
DATE: Sunday, March 19 @ 04:00 PM (ET)
Friday, April 14 @ 12:45 AM (ET)

A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man. Color (Technicolor) | 88 mins.

WINE: Collezione di Paolo Riserva 2013
Region: Chianti DOCG, Italy
Douglas Sirk’s melodrama for the ages is one of the most stunningly photographed movies in Hollywood history. Watch it while drinking this velvety and richly flavorful Chianti, full of concentrated fruit aromas and earthy spice. Read more >

Tuesday

Mar 21

11:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Anchors Aweigh (1945)
DATE: Monday, March 27 @ 10:00 PM (ET)

A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star. Musical | 139 mins.

WINE: Nykteri 2014
Region: Santorini PDO, Greece
This 92-point rated white from The Wine Advocate and Wine & Spirits, pairs well with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra the stars of this delightful Technicolor musical about sailors on shore leave.Read more >

Monday

Mar 27

10:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Cape Fear (1962)
DATE: Tuesday, March 21 @ 11:30 PM (ET)

An ex-convict plots to destroy the district attorney who sent him to prison. Suspense/Mystery | Black and White | 105 mins.

WINE: Alma Hand Selected Cellar Special Cabernet 2015
Region: Currency Creek, Australia
Robert Mitchum’s relentless intensity is the perfect match for this rich and intense Cabernet, with a splash of spicy Shiraz. Be prepared to finish the film – and the bottle? – in one unforgettable sitting. Read more >

Thursday

Mar 2

7:45 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Wait Until Dark (1967)
DATE: Thursday, March 2 @ 07:45 AM (ET)

A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna. 107 mins.

WINE: Schroeder Estate Malbec 2015
Region: Patagonia, Argentina
In this thriller directed by Terence Young (fresh off of three early James Bond classics), Audrey Hepburn's character is befitting of a dark, intense red like this rich Malbec. Savor its complexities while Audrey’s vulnerable character outwits a group of con-men led by Alan Arkin. Read more >

WINE: The Essentials Malbec 2015
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
This Malbec comes from high in the mountains of Argentina. Savor it with a film set in the arid mountains of Mexico, the soulful crucible for Humphrey Bogart’s main character in John Huston’s searching and deeply powerful story of obsession, greed, and men on the frontier. Its depth and resonance in the generations since its release are befitting of a red wine of delicious, smoky complexity. Read more >

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MOVIE: Nashville (1975)
Not currently scheduled. Check TCM Schedule for more information.

Country music stars get caught up in tangled affairs and an independent''s political campaign. Color (Metrocolor) | 157 mins.

WINE: Round the Blend 2013
Region: California

With this captivating red blend, pair Robert Altman’s monumental ode to country music, featuring as many terrific stars as there are grape varietals in this rulebreaking bottle. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young French couple is separated by the war in Algiers. Color (Eastmancolor) | 90 mins.

WINE: Domaine Dampt Vieilles Vignes 2015
Region: Chablis AOC, France
Jacques Demy’s groundbreaking French musical wasn’t set in Burgundy, but it shares the vibrant flavor and complexity of this crisp Chablis. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Happy Thieves (1961)
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A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder. Black and White | 88 mins.

WINE: Collezione di Paolo ‘Verso Cielo’ 2014
Region: Rosso di Toscana, Italy

Pair this intriguing Super Tuscan with one of George Marshall’s later films. Instead of the hills of Tuscany, you’ll find yourself on the plateau of Madrid, where comedy, romance and drama will paint a vivid picture. Read more >

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MOVIE: Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat. Black and White | 111 mins.

WINE: Domaine du Mistral 2013
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Plan de Dieu AOC, France
Like in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most satisfying political thrillers, this film has aged gracefully just as the acclaimed and cherished red wines from the southern Rhône Valley have done for centuries.Read more >

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MOVIE: Road to Zanzibar (1941)
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A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari. Black and White | 89 mins.

WINE: Kora Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

New Zealand is home to a particularly intense style of Sauvignon Blanc that’s very popular in the U.S.It’s the perfect light-hearted film for a lip-smacking Sauvignon Blanc, an aromatic and refreshing white. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Happy Thieves (1961)
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a.k.a Once a Thief, a.k.a The Oldest Confession Synopsis: A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder. Black and White | 88 mins.

WINE: Villa dei Ladri 2013
Region: Langhe DOC, Italy
Pair this intriguing Nebbiolo, named for bandits roaming the Italian countryside, with one of George Marshall’s later films, The Happy Thieves (1961). Instead of the hills of Piedmont, you’ll find yourself on the plateau of Madrid, where comedy, romance and drama will paint a vivid picture. Read more >

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MOVIE: Love Affair (1939)
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After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened. 106 mins.

WINE: Valoroso Reserva 2012
Region: Península de Setúbal IGP, Portugal

Like this highly honored red wine, McCarey and stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer were all previous Oscar nominees, and the film picked up six nominations of its own. This bottle’s home country of Portugal also makes an appearance, providing the setting for one of the film’s pivotal and most touching moments. Read more >

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MOVIE: Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat. Black and White | 111 mins.

WINE: Domaine du Vallon 2014
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages AOC Plan de Dieu, France
The film has aged gracefully just as the acclaimed and cherished red wines from the southern Rhône Valley have done for centuries.Read more >

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MOVIE: Black Narcissus (1947)
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Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty. Color (Technicolor) | 99 mins.

WINE: Pagos de Tahola Reserva 2010
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain
Black Narcissus is one of the most sumptuously designed and photographed productions in film history, with emotions to match. A glass of this velvety smooth Tempranillo blend will prove as seductive as the mystical Himalayan settings that entrance the film’s heroines. Read more >

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WINE IN THE MOVIES

The movies have had a long and passionate love affair with wine. From zesty Zinfandels to crisp Chardonnays, an endless variety of wines have been seen on the silver screen, and drunk in abundance. In the silent era, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Charles Chaplin used wine to generate big laughs in comedies such as Fatty’s Wine Party (1914) and The Adventurer (1917). Wine also encouraged wonderful flights of fancy in F. W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh (1924) and William A. Wellman’s Oscar-winning war drama Wings (1927). During this period director Alfred Hitchcock developed an interest in sparkling wines that lasted throughout his career and is apparent in many of his films including The Ring (1927) and Champagne (1927), which tells the story of a young heiress whose fortune rests in bottles of bubbly. Sparkling wines also make notable appearances in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Rope (1948) and most famously, Notorious (1946), where keen-eyed viewers can spot the Master of Suspense sipping a glass of champagne in one of his many famous cameos.  [more...]

DISCOVERING WINE & MOVIES

“Wine is like film, you can enjoy wine or movies on any level. You can enjoy them just for themselves or you can dive in and learn a little more. You can find out who the wine maker was, learn about the grape from which it was made and maybe that will enhance your enjoyment.” Justin Howard-Sneyd Master of Wine, Curator of the TCM Wine Club.

TASTING NOTES

Enhance your enjoyment of the wines you receive with our detailed tasting notes. For each bottle you can read about the character of the grapes, the story of the winemakers and the region it comes from. Plus, the team at TCM provides great movie-pairing suggestions. Tune in, uncork and enjoy!

WINE & MOVIE PAIRING

The film lovers at Turner Classic Movies take pride in matching every new bottle with a classic film that shares its characteristics, place of origin or other unique qualities. We engage in a spirited debate about which classic film best complements a varietal, and we encourage you to give these wines and movie pairings a try.

MOVIE-THEMED WINES

Your first case features three very special bonus bottles, including an exclusive release from filmmaker/winemaker Francis Ford Coppola. Every future shipment will include new movie-themed wines, from classic Hollywood-inspired labels like Sunset Boulevard Syrah to The Essentials, our exclusive range showcasing the world’s classic grape varieties.

"The grape is the only fruit that God gave the sense to know what it was made for.” The Earth is Mine

FEATURED WINES

Our team of wine experts travels the globe in search of unique wines exclusively for the TCM Wine Club. From renowned wineries to small family-owned vineyards, our team brings these discoveries to your front door. Your introductory case includes bottles picked up in Bordeaux, Tuscany, the Western Cape of South Africa, and other diverse regions.

“I shall drink no wine before it's time! OK, it's time.” Groucho Marx